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Delboy_Derek

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Message Posted: May 25, 2010 12:05:30 PM

In the U.K. a lot of drivers have moved over to driving diesel engine cars for better economy.
Here is the car I drive in Scotland.

40 + mpg (US gallon size)
Ford Mondeo Estate (Station Wagon)
Engine 1.8 litre TDCI Diesel
0 - 60 > 12 secs
Top speed 125 mph

Location > Hamilton Scotland
Latest gas price today in Hamilton, Scotland = $6.06 / US Gallon size

http://www.ford.co.uk/Cars/Mondeo
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b899
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 7:34:01 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 6:23:48 AM

no..............
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one800rv
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 5:23:09 PM

Nope, don't like the smell !!!
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oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 3:13:11 PM

Houckster sez...

One reason for that is that these people are not doing their math. When you factor in the additional cost of a diesel engine and the higher gas price, it's going to be very disappointing when you calculate the cost per mile.

Sorry.... I started out a re-post... had to go to the bathroom...
Darn GB edit timer....

We must be using a different method of calculating cost per mile...
I've been using
Cost to buy... minus residual value sale/trade value... equals ownership
(I realize the first year will cost the most)
I used the mileage from fuel economy.gov
(I've averaged 48MPG for the last year (40 worst/53 best))
Future fuel prices are a little tough to calculate....seems to run 30-40 cents more per gallon.
"Users" fuel mileage seems to be 17/18 MPG better for diesel....

It seems the diesel option is like other options... you recap the additional cost in the resale value.

Yes I used cars that were a little more "Mainstream" I don't think folks buying $100,000.00 cars are too worried about "cost per mile"....

I'm not a spreadsheet Guru... so take it easy on me with the formula's and macros.


[Edited by: oldhillbillyAZ at 4/14/2014 3:14:32 PM EST]
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 7:42:26 AM

Never......
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2WW5
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 3:11:19 AM

Yes as long as it is a new quieter diesel.
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oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 2:50:08 AM

Please to help with the "MATH"

2013 VW Jetta SE 2.0L 6sp.auto (Gas)...VS...2013 VW Jetta TDI 2.0L 6sp.auto (Diesel)
New.......$18,148.00...........(Kelly Bluebook).......New.......$22,033.00...........
Resale....$15,210.00...........(Kelly Bluebook).......Resale....$19,348.00...........
Diff......$ 2,938.00..........................................................$ 2,687.00............
Yr/Fuel...$ 2,050.00.........(Fuel economy.gov).................$ 1,750.00............
Total.....$ 4,988.00..........................................................$ 4,437.00............

2013 VW Passat SE 2.5L 6sp. auto (Gas)...VS...2013 VW Passat TDI 2.0L 6sp. auto (Diesel)
New.......$22,628.00...........(Kelly Bluebook).......New.......$24,944.00...........
Resale....$18,377.00...........(Kelly Bluebook).......Resale....$23,036.00...........
Diff......$ 4,251.00...........................................................$ 1,908.00...........
Yr/Fuel...$ 2,050.00..........(Fuel economy.gov)................$ 1,750.00...........
Total.... $ 6,301.00...........................................................$ 3,658.00...........
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deant99
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 8:35:03 PM

sure, right now diesel is cheaper than gas here
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 1:51:59 PM

CATANKER writes: Volkswagon is selling diesel cars like hotcakes. Everyone knows that diesel increases MPG and that it is clean compared to just a decade ago.
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One reason for that is that these people are not doing their math. When you factor in the additional cost of a diesel engine and the higher gas price, it's going to be very disappointing when you calculate the cost per mile.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 7:25:12 AM

Never.........
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d_clark
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 11:21:16 AM

yes
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CAtanker
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 10:58:32 AM

Volkswagon is selling diesel cars like hotcakes. Everyone knows that diesel increases MPG and that it is clean compared to just a decade ago.

[Edited by: CAtanker at 4/12/2014 10:59:56 AM EST]
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trsmith8
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 10:03:51 AM

Yes
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 7:41:11 AM

No.............
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 7:10:17 AM

No interest in diesel..........
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b899
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 6:38:16 AM

No
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oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 6:46:27 AM

After driving a Diesel for a year.....No complaints
Worst fuel mileage has been 40 MPG
Best Mileage >53 MPG
Average....48 MPG...
Top Speed (I've seen) 100 MPH

Holds 5 >6'3" passengers comfortably

Bull-headed arrogance was the only reason I waited this long.

[Edited by: oldhillbillyAZ at 4/10/2014 6:48:26 AM EST]
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 7:58:41 AM

yes
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 6:56:07 AM

Never...........
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 6:21:14 AM

Possibly. I was thinking about the diesel Chevy Cruze, but we went ahead and bought the gas version.
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stoihor
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 11:16:39 PM

yes I will.
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cujo1977
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 4:19:15 PM

N
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 3:09:05 PM

I do. So I guess I would.
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dave43
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 3:06:56 PM

no
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DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 10:22:54 AM

Have a diesel Passat & diesel F-350 so YES!
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 10:03:42 AM

yes
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 8:23:54 AM

Maybe a test drive but not interested in one.
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b899
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 7:59:26 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 6:46:36 AM

No interest in diesel........
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 8:39:10 AM

No, I'm not interested in diesel.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 6:39:41 AM

Never........no interest in diesel...........
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 6:27:19 AM

No . . .
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b899
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 6:11:49 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 7:16:56 AM

No interest in diesel whatsoever.......
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 5:46:13 AM

They cost to much
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pghbill
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 12:29:27 AM

yes
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dieselpower2014
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 12:10:54 AM

I do drive a diesel. wouldent think about going back to a gasser.
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randy3116
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 10:32:02 PM

yes
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GBMAX
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 8:48:34 PM

no
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b899
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 9:57:11 AM

no
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 9:45:15 AM

no clatter zone for me.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 7:03:25 AM

No...no interest..........
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 8:38:47 AM

No interest in diesel whatsoever......
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b899
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 8:22:14 AM

no
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 6:26:01 AM

sue, but they are expensive to buy
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oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 8:57:23 PM

DuramaxPower sez...
Not after having one...

Just curious what kind of Diesel "CAR" did you have ??
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flguy71
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 6:36:04 PM

yes.... 2012 VW Jetta 6 speed manual...consistently getting 42 mpg and up.... love it
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DuramaxPower
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 6:30:13 PM

Not after having one
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 6:55:35 AM

No interest............
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HideMKE
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 11:50:27 AM

Yes for TDI
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